For death is but a passing phase of Life; A change of dress, a disrobing; A birth into the unborn again; A commencing where we ended; A starting where we stopped to rest; A crossroad of Eternity; A giving up of something, to possess all things. The end of the unreal, the beginning of the real.
~ Edwin Leibfreed, “The Song of the Soul”
In celebration of a life well lived, this Kick in the Tush Club e-letter is dedicated to Harriet Taylor, my 96 year-young mother who peacefully and quite beautifully passed away on Saturday morning, January 19, in our home.
She’d gotten a mammoth kick that I’d shared photos and videos of her on these pages and that her “Words of Cake Wisdom” video had received over 1,300 “hits” on YouTube.
Her favorite quote (by Brendan Gill) was “Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.”
With that in mind, I invite you to watch her best videos.
Please do smile, laugh and cheer for a life fully, happily and authentically lived.
Couch Potato's Dream: Burn Calories While Watching Movies Dearest Couch Potato, I've got some splendid news for you! University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching “Love Story” than those who watched the comedy “Sweet Home Alabama.”
A Vanderbilt University study found that
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Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too? This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "Grackle," was inspired by the many, many big, brash, raucous Great-Tail Grackles that are flying through the air, lighting on trees, as well as pecking their way through the freshly seeded lawn, here, right in front of me.
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"Janice Taylor is a 'kooky genius'" ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.